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  • Saudis claim progressive mantle

    Saudi Arabia is a model of enlightened liberalism while Israel is an extremist nation of religious zealots. Don’t think so? Well, that’s the story Saudi Prince Saud al-Faisal tried to pitch Maureen Dowd of The New York Times.  Dowd, who is known (and occasionally loathed) for her pithy, withering takedowns of the powerful, didn’t quite… More ▸

  • On Abdullah’s mind

    How does Roger Cohen know what Saudi King Abdullah is thinking, or what he’s telling the Obama administration in private? According to Cohen’s reading of the situation, in a May 17 online column in The New York Times, The Saudis have been incensed by how U.S. policy has favored “the Persians” — as they refer… More ▸

  • Peres Praises Saudi Peace Plan

    The Saudi-led peace initiative is a “serious opening for real progress,” Shimon Peres told a United Nations gathering. “We cannot change the past. However, we can shape our future,” Israel’s president said of the conflict between Israel and ts Arab neighbors during an address Wednesday to the U.N. interfaith dialogue summit. “This seems more feasible… More ▸

  • Jewish Leaders Meet Saudi, Bahraini Monarchs

    U.S. Jewish organizational leaders are meeting with the Saudi and Bahraini kings. The meetings are taking place in New York this week during an interfaith dialogue held under the auspices of the United Nations and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, who has pressed in recent years for greater interreligious understanding despite resistance from his kingdom’s Islamist… More ▸